- Transitions Continue to Rise
- Identifying Your Ideal Culture
- The Dealmakers & Breakers
The pandemic has been both a whirlwind and an eye-opener for most. As advisors found themselves working from their own homes, many came to realize that their businesses’ current home is no longer where they want to be. Despite the drastic change in work conditions, the fear of coronavirus, and with so much unknown, advisors are still making the big move. In fact, our 2021 Financial Advisor Transition Survey Report showed that while transitions were down from 2020, they were still marginally higher than other years prior.
If you’re thinking about making a move and finding a new home for your business, it’s important to think through what matters most to you. The first step when looking into a transition is to establish your must-haves. Create a checklist of dealbreakers and dealmakers. What do you need to bring your business to the next level?
Your list may have robust cloud-based technology that empowers you to work from anywhere, especially as the pandemic has taken away the option of working in the office. Or, maybe it’s top-tier practice management that gives you time back to focus on your clients instead of worrying about the back-office and paperwork. And for others, it may be marketing support or client onboarding automation.
From there, it’s time to identify and reaffirm your core values. Culture goes a long way in building a successful broker-dealer advisor relationship and pinpointing what you value most ahead of time can help ensure you end up with the right fit. There isn’t a universal answer to what makes a firm the right one for you; it’s really determined by what matters most to you. In our experience, the top attributes of broker-dealer cultures that attract advisors are trust, transparency, vision, and collaboration. Remember, no one knows your business better than you, so figure out in your mind what kind of culture you want from a new broker-dealer.
Now it’s time to get some offers. Partnering with 3xEquity not only means that you’ll get multiple custom transition offers in 3-4 business days, but we’ll bring you up-to-date data and research on your potential new broker-dealer. The team at 3xEquity will be your transition specialists — acting as your sounding board throughout the entire process, answering your questions and giving you clarity on the terms of each offer.
Start your transition off on the right foot and partner with 3xEquity to help handle the rest. You come with your list of what you want from a broker-dealer and your ideal culture, and we’ll find you offers from leading national and local broker-dealers all while you stay anonymous.
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